President Trump recently revised and signed an executive order that stops the arrival of most immigrants from six terrorist prone countries for ninety days.
Within the new executive order is also a section that mandates the government to release all information on crimes committed by foreign nationals, including the horrific honor killings of women.
The directive states that this will allow the government to “be more transparent with the American people and to implement more effectively policies and practices that serve the national interest.”
According to Breitbart, “Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions must work together to provide the public with a report on foreign nationals charged with and convicted of terrorism-related offenses, including those who associate with or provide support to terrorist organizations.”
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The order also instructs the government to track all cases involving honor killings and “foreign-born” persons who commit this gender-based violence against women.
Honor killings are practiced regularly by Muslim men who mutilate and kill the female members of their families if these men feel the women brought shame or dishonor to Islam or their family.
The heinous practice didn’t exist in the United States until mass migration of Muslims over the years brought honor killings to its shores.
According to a U.S. Department of Justice report titled, “Report on Exploratory Study into Honor Violence Measurement Methods,” from 2015:
“The four types of honor violence discussed frequently are forced marriage, honor-based domestic violence, honor killing, and female genital mutilation.
Forced marriage and female genital mutilation are acts of violence in that they are acts of physical or emotional force that are intended to preserve or improve the family honor.
Honor-based domestic violence and honor killing may be intended to repair or prevent further damage to a family’s honor.”
Any or all of the four types of honor violence may occur within a single family or be directed at a single victim.”
A former U.S. government analyst, Farhan Qazi told Fox News in a 2015 interview:
“Cases of honor killings and/or violence in the U.S. are often unreported because of the shame it can cause to the victim and the victim’s family. Also, because victims are often young women, they may feel that reporting the crime to authorities will draw too much attention to the family committing the crime.”
Trump’s new order will require the government to release its inaugural report by September 2017 with bi-annual reports to follow.
A 2015 report detailing honor killings can be read here.
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